Personal development.

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Scott Hayden

Steal these ideas to improve learning in ALL subjects using digital tools

Whenever I come to events like this I want to come away with some tips I can apply in my own practice - it is my aim to give you all at least 2 new ideas each because I'm a nice man.

Scott is a Lecturer/ Manager of a team that supports and trains staff and students in using innovative approaches to learning. In 2018 he led the team he created to win the ‘Outstanding use of Technology for improving Teaching, Learning and Assessment 2018’ award, being named in the EdTech50, and becoming a Google Certified Innovator.

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Prof. Stephen Whittle

A Perfect Storm: The UK Government’s Failed Consultation on the Gender Recognition Act 2004

What is to be learnt from the perfect storm around the question of legal gender recognition that continues to take place here in the UK. The consultation on reforming the Gender Recognition Act 2004 was a public relations disaster. But going forward need not be hard. By sticking to the principals contained within core human rights we are able to understand and explain the huge social changes we are seeing and recognize Human Rights as belonging to all.

About: Professor of Equalities Law: the Manchester Law School, Manchester Metropolitan University. Stephen is also head of Legal services for Press For Change, the UK’s Trans Lobby Group which seeks Respect & Equality for ALL Trans people. In 2006 he was a co-author of the Yogyakarta Principles on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Human Rights. In 2007 Stephen was the first non-doctor and the first Trans person to be elected President of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH). One of his proudest moments (other than marrying his wife in 2005) was in 2009, when the WPATH membership voted, unanimously, for Human Rights to be at the heart of the WPATH International Standards of Care for the Health of Transsexual, Transgender, and Gender Nonconforming People v.7.

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Anshi Singh

Practical ways to include BAME Educators and Students

A workshop focussed on inclusion of BAME in education - My personal experiences and some takeaways you can use straight away.

 I am a Computing teacher at an FE college.  I am very passionate about giving students positive experiences in education and am always working towards finding new ways to bring students out of their comfort zones. In addition to teaching, I work as an IT freelancer. I use my experience and skills as an IT Freelancer to design contextualised projects to give real-life experience to my students.  I believe, we, as teachers, have the responsibility to prepare students on how to use technology / social media responsibly and focus on their work despite of all the distractions. I am keen to raise the profile of BAME and WOMEN in education.

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Lou Mycroft

Finding Joy in Challenging Times

This session offers a space where educators can explore finding joy in challenging times, by establishing affirmative constellations of practice with others.

 Lou is a nomadic educator, writer and #dancingprincess. After 20 years in FE, she embarked on the adventure of her life two years ago, navigating a new career via a personal affirmative ethics. Her work is all about strengthening educators to speak up for themselves and for FE.

@LouMycroft on Twitter